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Paradise Lost*** 7b

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[Paradise lost, Cheddar. 7b (top pitch), 3 kb]Two pitches: F7a+ (7b+ direct), F7b. Start at a belay below the left edge of the largest ceiling. P1. Climb a huge flake to a ledge. Work up leftwards through bulges to a break. Step left for a rest, then move up to a small pillar. From the top of the pillar traverse right to the belay. The direct climbs straight up to the belay from the break. P2. Follow the groove above to the top.

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Paradise lost, Cheddar. 7b (top pitch) © Brian H
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 31 wishlists.

7a+ pitch first redpoint. Pumpy and exposed! Fantastic moves but with some loose rock as you traverse above that roof.
DrGav - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Dave

first pitch only as top one wet
brices - Lead β - 26/Sep/13 with Yan

L1 & L2 in one pitch. Desert island route. Mind blowing. Did the direct by accident, 7b not 7b+.
Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Stunning climb, the most adventurous-feeling bolt clipping I've ever done! Hard crux on the first pitch, only just managed it on second, and then lead the GLORIOUS groove pitch at the top which felt OK, getting used to the exposure and all that I guess. A must-do Cheddar (and British) classic!
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 13/May/13 with Cailean Harker

Graham Atkins - AltLd - 13/Jun/12 with will boxen

seconded the 7a+, lead the 7b. Will be back to lead the 7a+ into a different top pitch. Great route!
Tris.w - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Donald

Lead second pitch, superb route on an awesome crag.
John Mcshea - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with tom rainbow

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/11 with Dan Perrot

1st pitch 1st RP. Fell on top pitch. One to come back to.
Bristoldave - Lead dog - 23/Sep/11 with Pete Polish

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Sep/11

RP the 7a+ pitch only.
Tomar - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11 with Tom

Great route, but a bit chilly !! P1 is really only 7a
Billg - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Will Calvert

willbatho - Lead O/S - 13/May/11

Seconded First Pitch clean. Lead 2nd pitch, dogged. Lowered off. seconded 2nd pitch clean after.
TommityP - 2nd RP - 11/May/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/May/11

Incredible
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Rosea

Rosea Day - 2nd dog - Apr/11 with Thomas Heslam

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Sep/10

direct on pitch 1 is 7b.
guy xavier percival - Lead β - 25/Jun/10 with paul

P1 direct with a rest. P2 on aid. Nerves seemed to be the main problem.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 24/Jun/10 with Guy Percival

Silly fall on the first pitch then on sighted it to the top.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with James

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/10

Hidden - Lead β - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Fantastic position & rock, classic! Led 7b pitch.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Tom Briggs

DNF as fell off seconding the last pitch and tore a massive flap of skin off my finger : (
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Richard Kirby

just the 7a+ pitch (first hard OS) then into Bird of paradise to work.
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

another one amazing as a long pitch, linking both pitches (doing the dirtect on p1). 7b? not sure the first pitch is worth a plus, easier than p1 of bird of paradise.
Ged Desforges - 2009

Amazing! first pitch was alright nice and steady but had a real hard time on pitch 2! Fantastic climbing though well worth its 3 stars!!!
SamStokes - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/08 with Alex Harper

Redpointed P1, worked P2
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 16/Sep/08 with Peter Shepherd

eddieclimb - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Tom Harrison

First pitch only (7a+)
Paz - 2nd rpt - 14/May/08 with CS

Hidden - 2007

Lead P1 onsight (steady 7a+), but frigged P2 seconding - holds at a shakeout were wet (but it would still have been too hard if dry).
Paz - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/06 with AS

linked both pitches. awesome!!!
westyb3 - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Mar/05

frank ramsay - Lead - 1990

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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 42 (57.1%)
Followed9 of 42 (21.4%)
Alt Leads7 of 42 (16.7%)
Unknown2 of 42 (4.8%)

'Climbed'8 of 42 (19.0%)
clean O/S15 of 42 (35.7%)
clean β3 of 42 (7.1%)
clean rpt1 of 42 (2.4%)
clean RP5 of 42 (11.9%)
dogged9 of 42 (21.4%)
dnf1 of 42 (2.4%)